Things are starting to get interesting in Latvia. In reaction to the Deutsche Presse-Agentur article, there is a new piece written (in Latvian)by Kārlis Streips, an American-Latvian journalist and working in Riga.
From what I've heard he's a famous TV journalist and probably the most well known gay man in Latvia. You can find an English language version of the article at UKGAYNEWS.
There is also great background on Latvian politics and civil rights to be gleaned from Chicago born Latvian writer, translator and blogger Peteris Cedrins. He's written about LGBT civil rights issues here and Hutcherson even rates a mention here.
Of largest concern is the emerging pattern of anti-gay religious groups joining forces to fight or turn back LGBT civil rights in the U.S., Latvia and Russia. There have been some interesting articles in The Stranger talking about the phenomenon in California. E and I drove through California last summer and were astounded at how many Russian speakers we encountered on our trip.